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Vol. 6 No. 7 

Nov. 6/73 

1st meeting of 
Undergrad Studies Committee 

Dean E. A. Robinson outlined the 
new organizational format for 
development of curriculum during 
the first meeting of the 
Undergraduate Studies Committee 
of the Erindale College Council. Six 
curriculum subcommittees will 
handle the bulk of the workload in 
planning the course offerings on the 
Erindale Campus. 

The six committees; Humanities. 
Social Sciences, Physical Sciences. 
Life Sciences, Thematic Programs 
and Liberal Arts will be composed 
of faculty members from the 
related disciplines as well as 
students interested in the shape and 
form of their education. 

The first four committees will 
more or less be parallel to similar 
committees in the Faculty Council. 
Thematic programmes will be an 
innovation of sorts, arising from the 
interdisciplinary studies model and 
the proposed changes in^he Berlyne 
Committee report. 

Some of the proposed areas of 

study are Canadian Studies, Third 
World Studies, Environmental 
Studies, East Eruopean and 
Russian studies. and 
Communications. The pilot form of 
these programs may be offered as 
minors, which in time could develop 
into full fledged specialist degrees. 
Dean Robinson also pointed out that 
collaboration with other institutions 
would be desirable. Sheridan 
College was mentioned as source of 
instruction in some of the aspects 
concerning communications 

Professor S. M. Trott, the 
discipline representative from 
Mathematics, raised a point 
concerning the degree of structure 
the new proposal would entail. He 
pointed out that the new 
programme was designed to free 
students from the binding honours 
and pass programmes and give 
them the opportunity to diversify 
their studies if they so wished. 

Members of the committee 

Students Sought for UGSC 

"Now let me get this straight . . . Lift plus thrust comes before load 
plus drag" F. Pelech, Head of the U.L.R.F., was caught in the midst 
of the creative process as he studied the latest development in the 
U.L.R.F. aerospace program. The U-52, a new lighter than air craft 
has been a closely kept secret of the Ukrainian Air Force for the past 
ten years. Denying vehemently that the U-52 has military potential, 
Pelech stated that the vehicle is designed for weather observation. 
He could not explain the "Free Ukraine" motto inscribed on the 
surface of the craft, nor could he explain the payload which the U-52 
carries - a three year old cabbage roll and thirteen cigarette butts. 

At the November 2nd meeting of 
the Undergraduate Studies 
Committee of the Erindale College 
Council, the matter of student 
representation on the various 
curriculum committees was 
presented to the committee by 
Dean Robinson. 

The Dean pointed out that student 
input would be an asset in 
evaluating the proposals of the 
groups as students are the main 
objects of the work. 

Although there were only three 
students present at the meeting, 
student representation was dealt 
with in an open manner. (Paranoid 

student politicians take note, i The 
course unions and clubs were 
mentioned as possible sources for 
students to participate in the 
designing of the college curriculum. 

There are at present eight or nine 
departmental or course 
organizations functioning on the* 
Erindale Campus. Paul Trueman, 
Education Commissioner of SAGE 
is optimistic that more will be in the 
near future. 

Students interested in 
participating in the curriculum 
decisions should speak to Dean E. 
A. Robinson or Dean W. Hugget. 



October 31st, 1973 

Erindale College 
University of Toronto 

Dear Colleague: 

As you may know, the new college buildings Include a room Intended for 
use as a faculty d1n1ng-and-common room. The Principal has said at a College 
Council meeting that the room 1s not now used as such because there 1s no faculty 
organization at Erindale which could arrange the use of the room. 

We are writing to ask whether you, as a faculty member, wish to join us 
1n forming a faculty organization for the purpose of using that room. If you wish 
to do so, please telephone Mrs. I. H1gg1ns at ext. 5285 and have her put your name 
on the 11st. Within the next two weeks we will call a meeting of Interested faculty, 
to which you should bring one dollar ($1.00) as an earnest of your Intent to join 
the organization. Faculty members at that meeting can elect a steering committee 
or officers who can negotiate the use of the room and other pertinent matters. 


Thank you, 

Tom Elliott 
Desmond Morton 
Harry Taylor 
Gary Thaler 

pointed out that the freedom still 
existed. Professor Wyman Harrison 
(geography) suggested that the 
program structure would provide 
students with better counselling 

Within the next few days the 
various committees will be meeting 
to work on the calendar. They will 
continue to function throughout the 
academic year in order to plan the 
curriculum for future years. 

visits Erindale 

W. 0. Mitchell visited Erindale 
last Wednesday and lectured in 
room 292 about his career and his 
newly published book, "The 
Vanishing Point". The following are 
some of his experiences and ideas of 
his works. 

Mitchell's concept of a writer is 
that he is not too important in 
society; he is not actively involved 
in politics and commerce nor a 
propaganda writer who makes the 
headlines the next day. He feels that 
the artiste "has a style of 
prospecting the self and has to use 
his brain more, and that the 
underlay of art is life". He feels 
that through conscious observation 
one may give a better and more 
accurate description of life. 

His new book, "The Vanishing 
Point" is one of conscious 
observation where he furnishes the 
characters' inside mind structure to 
form a consciousness. This book is a 
novel about the human question 
which man has experienced 
throughout history, that of seeing 
times when civilization has reached 
the vanishing point. Despair and 
hopelessness comes to the view of 
his characters < Indians I in the 
novel. There are no actual closures 
or victories for the human eye to 
see but only to be aware of one's 
own mortality and just hang in 

The structure of his novel goes 
back to his childhood and the 
Alabama Evangelist. Through an 
evangelist Mitchell brings out the 
fragility of civilization of the loss of 
body control which is brought out in 
listening to the thunderous and 
fearful voice of such a preacher. An 
evanelist frightens people by 
making them realize something 
about oneself which was unknown. 
He does this in his novel through 
conscious observation. 

Mitchell is certainly an 
entertainer as he demonstrated and 
is apparently living in residence 
down at the St. George campus. His 
visit was greatly applauded by a 
good number of people present. 


We are growing. To fit 
everything in the Erindalian is 
now twelve pages. Bascially 
the same, there have been a 
few changes. For instance, 
Peabody and Report from 
Monster is now on page four 
and the entertainment has 
been moved to page eight and 
nine. To make sure, all the 
sports gets in, we've given 
Tom a good two pages. News 
and up and coming events now 
have two pages also. Profile, 
because of problems, is a week 
late. It is on pages six and 
seven. The editorial page 
remains as page two. 

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The Erindalian 

November 6, 1973 


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The Erindalian is a weekly publication printed in the 
interests of the Erindale Campus Community under the 
financial auspices of the Student Administrative 
Government of Erindale. 

The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those 
•f SAGE or of the University of Toronto Administration. 

Mews Editor 
Sports Editor 
Managing Editor 


Coleen Sadler 
Peter Smith 
Bill Larose 
Diane Dowd 
Terry Dinsmore 
Doctor Moreau 
Harrie Vredenberg 
Carl Melo 
Scott Day 
Jean Pirie 

Matt Shakespeare 
Neil Sherman 
Tom Maloney 
Leo Upenleks 

Bobby Boraks 
Bob Wallace 
Alex Vezer 
Brian J antzi 
James Fullard 
Cathie Rosa 
Gregg Micheal Troy 
Cliff Thompson 
Linda Kushner 
Alex Marich 


I didn't get. any this week. 1 was 
promised three ( at least 1 letters but 
no-one handed anything in. No-one 
wrote an answer to the questions 
raised by Diane Dowd in her letter 
of last week. No-one tried to stick 
up for Canteen of Canada. No-one 
tried to even relate the company's 
side of the battle with bimbos who 
put slugs and pennies in the 
machines and electricians who 
rewire a coffee machine with about 
four different colour-coded 
wires— all in ONE circuit, —so that 
nobody can trace the wiring to do 
repairs and so on and so forth. And 
everybody complains or 
compliments the paper about 
something verbally and to 
somebody who passes the 
information on to us second-hand. 

No more bitching. 

I have your attention and I'm 
going to use this space to write a 
comment on the Faculty Memo that 
we have reproduced on the front 
page. (Obtained through our usually 
reliable sources and channels, and 
reprinted against all our editorial 
discretion. ) 

Please notice the phrasing: ". . a 
faculty organization for the purpose 
of using that room." That's the only 
purpose 11 It could be put to better 
use. ". . . other pertinent 
matters.'" 5 Like putting a split in 
the Faculty-Students relationship. 
There are enough splits. We are 
split by spatial distance, i.e. staff 
and students in the Preliminary 
building versus staff and students in 
the Main building, and by 
disciplines, i.e. Arts versus 
Sciences versus Extension. This is 
exactly what the E.C.C. is opposed 

Mind you. why not have a Faculty 
Club? It gives the faculty a chance 
to meet by themselves and in fairly 
informal and relaxed fashion 
discuss their work. They can use the 
upstairs dining-lounge as a meeting 
room and place to hold special 
functions. The rest of the time, why 
not use this room as Dr. Wilson et 
al. have suggested - staff-student 
functions; St. George-Erindale- 
Scarborough interactions, etc.. etc. 

But, please, no elitism. 



What $1.19 bought 

in 1964 






POTATO, 2%< 

DESSERT. 15%< 

in 1973 

bread; si 02 




Awright, so we're still having 
problems. But I have a few beefs 
myself. I'm not the one to see about 
arranging Sports Coverage I'm not 
the one to see about the content of 
some of the columnists' articles. 
I'm not the one to see about what 
page your article should go on. I 
have three people who are my 
deputies and who can take care of 
this stuff and any other junk like 
that themselves. I am willing to 
listen to anything you say and if you 
do come and see me about 
something like the above. I am 
more than willing to listen. But all I 
do is write it down and pass it on, 
with some suggestions and 
comments to Tom or Leo or Neil. If 
you do have a beef about the paper 
and want me to look into it 
personally, fine - I'll do it. But 

general stuff: Take two minutes, 
write it down roughly and then take 
3 or 4 more minutes to rewrite it 
legibly and as grammatically 
correct as possible and hand or send 
it to me. You write a beef about the 
paper in the form of a Letter to the 
Editor or as a note for me 
personally. Do not. repeat, do not • 
just come up to me in the halls and 
tell me what's wrong, new 
suggestions, or that you need a 
photograph or newsperson to cover 
an event. If you just tell me. I'll 
forget. Write it down, phone the 
office or see me where I can write it 
down. Oral instructions float around 
in my head by the thousands. I 
might just miss your instructions. 

I will apologize for the sudden 
cramming and omission of several 

articles last week. But it couldn't be 
helped . . . Suddenly Friday we were 
swamped with stuff. I was going to 
put a 12-page paper together, until I 
found that two typists were unable 
to type for me. (Both are off the 
injured list now) There was no way 
we could type fifty pages of 
handwriting and edit it on time. So 
the interview with Urjo Kareda is in 
this week. Now, either the paper is 
eight pages or twelve pages - 
nothing in between. So I tried 
unsuccessfully to fit nine and a half 
pages of material into eight pages. 
And that's that. 

Oh well, the improvements are 
being made. Slowly, but we can't do 
anything else. Some show, others 
are hidden, but they're being made. 
Just hang on. 



There are only four more days to 
place bets on whether or not the 
newest space launch is actually 
going to get off the ground. The 
following is a progress report from 
the U.S. Space Centre. 

Electrical systems aboard the 
Skylab 3 command module were 
checked and approved as the 
countdown for a launch on Nov. 10 
rolled along without a hitch. 

Gerald Carr. Edward Gibson and 
William Pogue. the first all-rookie 
space crew since Gemini 8 in 1966. 
are scheduled for a two-month trip 
that may be extended to 85 days. 

The astronauts will settle into a 
routine of scientific research on the 
earth, the sun and themselves once 
tltey establish themselves ' in the 
three-bedroom space house, where 
two other crews have already 
worked this year. 

They have a bonus project 
planned for them - a study of the 
comet Kohoutek. expected to be the 
brightest of the century. 

If anybody wants a picture of the 
Erindale float, they can see 
David Blakey in Room 169. 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 
from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and 
Wednesday 11:00 to 2:00. 

Colman House 


7:30 AM- 
11:00 PM 

Noon -6:00 PM 

November 6, 1973 

The Erindalian 

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This past Thursday evening at 
5:30 pm, a rather interesting 
seminar was presented to Erindale 
students by Dr. Betty Roots. This 
seminar, entitled "Marine Myths - 
Sea Tales and Fishy Stories" was 
actually a combination slide and 
film presentation pertaining to 
various aspects of marine life 
which Dr. Roots observed while on 
the west coast. A slight delay, due 
to technical difficulties was quickly 
overshadowed by the following 
slides and subsequent short film. 
Each slide of an individual 
organism or species of animal was 
interwoven with what "myths" 
existed about that particular 
creature, and the truths that 
originally allowed for such a tale to 
be built up. 

Some of the animals dealt with 
included the largest barnacle to be 
found on the west coast. The shell of 
a red abalone illustrated the artistic 
side of nature as shown by the 
almost "unreal" irridescencee on 
the inside of the shell. This beautiful 
colour variation is caused by 
interference with wavelengths of 
light. Apparently these are split up 
resulting in the end-product shown 
by Dr. Roots. Interestingly enough, 
the red abalone is used as a food 
delicacy in some parts of the world. 

Various types of starfish were 
also illustrated and the technique 
which they employ of holding on to 
rocks with their tube-like feet was 
duly explained. 

An interesting mammal was also 
shown on film. The California grey 
whale is apparently common at 
certain times of the year along the 
California coast. In the summer 
they feed in the arctic regions but 
from early November through to 
December they pass along the 

California coast on their migration 
route. At this time half of the 
females give birth while the other 
half mate for the year. The 
migration of the grey whale covers 
a distance of five to seven thousand 
miles-the longest migration path 
known to be travelled by an animal. 

Sea hares proved to be rather 
interesting also. These 
hermaphrodites (both male & 
female at the same time) are 
actually molluscs but don't have 
any visible shell - the shell being 
found under the skin. Size may 
range from one species 5" long to 
some which grow to a weight of 16 

In all, the seminar proved 
interesting and worthwhile and I 
am sure, others in the audience felt 
the same way. 



All interested students are invited to attend this 
meeting. The meeting is to be held Wednesday, 
November 7, 1973. Room number is to be 
announced. It will be posted outside the SAGE 
office, room 2077. 


who is interested in helping to put 
together a final constitution for 
the Students- Administrative 
Government of Erindale please 
see Tanya Abolins or leave a 
message in the S.A.G.E. office. 

TROUBLES fromp.fl 

insurance, accident insurance, 
earthquake and tornado insurance, 
unemployment insurance, old-age 
insurance and fire insurance. 
My business is so governed that it is 
difficult for me to find out who owns 
it. I am expected, inspected, 
suspected, disrespected, rejected, 
dejected, examined, informed, 
required, summoned, fined, 
commanded and compelled until I 
provide an inexhaustible supply of 
money for every known need, desire 
or hope of the human race. 
Simply because I refuse to donate 
something or other, I am boycotted, 
talked about, lied about, held up and 
held down and robbed until I am 
almost ruined. I can tell you 
honestly that except for the miracle 
that happened I could not enclose 
this cueque. The wolf that comes to 
my door so often just had pups in 
the office. I sold them and here is 
your money. 

Yours very truly, 
Mr. Middle Class-. 


Been to Colman House lately? 
Murphy's coffee shop is turning out 
great submarines and roast beef 
sandwiches. If you weren't there on 
Friday you missed a great pub - sort 
of an amateur night at Erindale. 
The General Store now has coolers 
for food. Its our "Beckers Store on 
Campus", six days a week. 

Dean Robinson has kindly 
consented to refurnish the two 
central rooms with soft overhead 

lighting, coffee tables and lounge 
furniture Mr. Miller has checked 
the fireplaces and they'll be ready 
for use during the snowy season 
ahead. Thanks to Mr. Miller and his 
great staff, the House is clean, 
warm, and secure. 

Got any ideas for Colman House? 
Come over and talk to me. 

John Haalboom, Colman House 


Phone No. : 8285378. 

The French Club 

Due to unpopular criticism the 
French Club has been undergoing a 
few problems with membership and 
involvement, this year. In order to 
get a better understanding of their 
problems I attended their Wine and 
Cheese party held last Friday, Oct. 
21 held in Rm. 161. The impression I 
received was ironical. 

The French Club at present holds 
approxmately forty members who 
devote considerable energies for 
the involvement and pleasure of 
Erindale students. My first 
impression of the party was that of 
the atmosphere. Dim lights, good 
music, good wine, and food added to 
form a friendly air of sophistication 
for the interests of those that were 
present. Besides the material 
things the company was good. 

Conversations and acquaintances 
was the purpose of the party and 
French was not a problem for 
anyone especially myself, who is 
limited to, "Coment-allez vous?". 
Everyone felt fine and before I 
knew it I was just feeling great and 
conversing in French with some of 
its members. 

Altogether everyone had a good 
time and the ironic impression I 
received was why more people do 
not get involved with this and other 
clubs at Erindale. The situations 
are available and yet people frown 
upon them and do not get involved. 
To sum the whole situation up, "It's 
not what your college can do for 
you, but what you can do for your 


representatives of the 

University of Toronto 

will visit x 

Wednesday, November 28th, at 12 Noon 

3130 Council Chamber 




" SfcRf 



An enjoyable, kind, generous, refreshing 

The next time you put 
your hand on a '50. 

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Six &> 


Enjoy yourself. . . 

: 'V 

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November 6, 1973 


I don't know about you, but I'm 
sick of war. scandal, and crisis. 
Please, somebody, obtain a large 
cardboard box. put me in. place a 
dollar fifty in postage on the 
outside, and address it to 
somewhere in Afghanistan. That 
way, I don't have to know what is 
going on. If I'm in Afghanistan, I 
probably won't even care. Besides, 
I'm sure the only news of any 
importance is the rise in the price of 
goats' milk. 

Everything seems to have gone 
haywire. Nothing in the world is 
going right. Society is crashing 
down all around us. But, what can 
you do 9 I hate to be a prophet of 
doom but it surely seems that the 
end of the world is, indeed, at hand. 
All the signs seem to point to the 
impending disaster. Let's just take 
the natural misfortunes. Have you 
noticed lately the increase in the 
number of floods, volcanic 
eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, 
hurricanes, tornadoes, and political 
upheavals. I know that we are all 
used to seeing these events in the 
newspaper, ( but lately the world 
seems to be revolting against the 
hand of man. 

Maybe the approach of the new 
comet will be the final sign. I feel 
helpless, but all I can do is go to 
French 120 and gnaw my fingers to 
the knuckles. Each time I read of 
the incumbent jackass down in the 
goo'-ol'e .U S of A, my stomach 
protests, turns into itself and 
proceeds to eat my insides out. But 
give me some way of being useful. 
Give me some way to turn the rush 
of humanity away from its road of 
self-destruction. Obviously, writing 
Peabody is not going to straighten 
up Mr. Nixon, or teach Mr. Sadat 
that war is no answer. It's also not 
going to teach the world that the 
Earth is not its toilet. BUT WHAT 
THE S 8(&!$!! DO YOU DO 9 

Give me some kind of answer. 
Aren't we supposed to be the future 
of the world Doesn't the huge 
responsibility of the ages come to 
rest in our hands? Are we all just to 
sit by and let it happen? Is our quest 
for a peaceful world doomed to end 
up between the pickles and 
mayonnaise of a Big Mac 9 I mean. 


how much do we all really care? We 
all go on leading our lives as if 
nothing was really happening. 

But that is not the answer, 
certainly. The T.V. now shows the 
Miss Nude World Contest (hair and 
all) while some poor slob in New 
York gets his brains blown out by 
some money-hungry maniac. And 
while Burt Reynolds coyly hides his 
you-know-what in the centre-fold, 
ten thousand people kill themselves 
over ten miles of desert in the Sinai. 
When, for God's sake, is it going to 

Oh boy, am I smug. It's 
extremely easy for me to sit behind 
this tyepwriter and berate the world 
for its problems. It's easy for any 
one of us. But there is no place to 
even start from. The problems of 
the world are so involved and 
difficult that to find the source 
would take one man three lifetimes, 
without meals. 

Luckily, there are still places in 
the world where the only problems 
are local ones and easily solved 
with a little ingenuity. From that 
vantage point I can really start 
living. I don't have to worry about 
the world. I don't even have to 
worry about the next town. The 
world and its insanity can go 
straight to Central Park and get 
itself mugged. 

See you in Afghanistan! 


by Brother Bee 

The word "Slave" was originally 
applied to white people. It com?s 
from "Slav" a Russian people 
captured by the Germans. 

White children were kidnapped in 
the British Isles at the rate of 
several thousands yearly in the 17th 
and 18th centuries and sold into 
slavery in America and the West- 
Indies. Sometimes they were 
bootlegged and sold as Blacks. 
White Americans, North and South, 
were also kidnapped or seduced and 
sold as Blacks as late as 1859. One of 
the most celebrated cases of a 
white person sold as a Negro was 
Sally Muller, who was held in 
servitude in Louisiana for twenty- 
six years. Court after court ruled 
against her. Finally her birth 
certificate was dug up in Germany 
and she was freed by the Supreme 
Court in 1818. 


NOV. 6/73, AT 6:00 p.m. 
number will be posted under 
Cultural Affairs Commission 
outside the S.A.G.E. office 
bulletin board. 

Also I urge all clubs to hand in 
program for International 

A. Haalboom 

Cultural Affairs Commission. 

Canadians boast that they are 
different from the Americans: 
Canadians used to slaughter the 
North American Indians for the 
sport of it. Hundreds of Indian men, 
women and children were literally 
cut up in pieces by Canadians. 
African slavery also existed in 

There were three African Popes of 
Rome: Victor (189-199 A.D.t: 
Melchiades (311-312); and St. 
Gelasius (496 AD.) It was 
Melchiades who led Christianity to 
final triumph against the Roman 

Proff supplied on request: $500.00 
reward to anyone who can refute 
the statements in this column. All 
correspondence to "Brother Bee: 


L. Upenieks 

Services Commissioner 


Salutations from the mutations 
and mutanees at M.I. 

It has come to our attention that 
some students are currently 
undergoing the trauma of mid- 
terms. Don't worry, you'll get over 
it. In fact you may look upon them 
fondly when you start thinking 
about the final exams in the Spring. 

We received the shock of our lives 
last week when we heard that 
Volkswagon were suing the 
National Lampoon for $30 million 
dollars. That's a lot of lemmings! ! 
Join the National Lampoon Defense 
Committee and buy a copy of Natl 
Lampoon (or boycott 
Volkswagons). I ask you, is nothing 

Someone sent us word that the 
Erindale Dorm (or the Mississauga 
City Zoo) will be closing its doors 
soon as the last of the townhouse 

blocks becomes available for 

As I perused the up and coming 
section of last week's issue, I noted 
some exceptionally worthwhile 
events. Number one on the list is 
the Blood Donor Clinic on 
November 22nd, 1973. AD. Erindale 
students have always turned out for 
the Red Cross sponsored clinic. 
Remember that you may need blood 

It appears that the Sociology dept. 
are running some good flicks. They 
will be worth watching. (They are 
free by the way. ) 

I'd like to add a personal message 
to my locker partner in this column. 
Everyone, except my idiot partner, 
should ignore the following; 

The next time you stuff your 
godammm jock strap on top of my 
lunch. I'm going to urinate in your 
filthy stinking Adidas! Why the 

in Sociology Dept. 

I was greatly disturbed recently 
to learn that a considerable amount 
of pressure from various sources 
has been exerted on the newest 
addition to the sociology 
department, Professor Howard 
Boughey. When Professor Pierre 
Lorion unexpectantly embarked on 
a one year medical leave of 
absence. Dr. Boughey. a graduate 
of Columbia University, was asked 
to replace him. Having worked at 
Princeton, the University of 
California, and the University of 
British Columbia, he is no stranger 
to academia. With Lorion leaving 
after only a couple of weeks of 
classes, the Sociology Department 
was confronted with finding 
someone qualified to teach the 
Sociology of Deviance (SOC. 212) 
and Sociological Theory (SOC. 313). 
Could Boughey fill the position 

I think he has done more than 
that. I have been greatly impressed 
with his lectures in SOC. 313 and I 
know I speak for several other 
students. He is one of the most 
articulate, lucid, well-informed 
lecturers I have encountered a U. of 
T. He possesses a broad yet deeply 
insightful knowledge of the subject 
matter in SOC. 313. which is not 
unenhanced by his background in 
philosophy (He was philosophy 
major at Columbia i Since sociology 
has its roots in philosophy he is 
more than competent to trace and 
explain the origins and evolution of 
sociological thought. His thorough, 
comprehensive, and analytical 
understanding of the two major 
first term text books has been 
extremely enlightening. I do not 
believe that many students, if any, 
would have been able to fully grasp 
and assimilate the inherent 
ideological differences in the 
perspectives of the two authors 
without the assistance of Boughey. 

At any rate, the professor has 
encountered some difficulties, but 
not with his SOC. 313 class. A 
project that he assigned to his SOC. 
212 class has been vehemently 
protested by a number of students 
in the course. One student drew up a 
petition objecting to Boughey's 
assignment, an assignment entailed 
that for one month students engage 
in some form of behaviour they 
considered deviant. Unfortunately, 
there is a moronic contingent of 
students in SOC. 212 immersed in 
dogmatic, reactionary sentiment. 
These students, and I believe there 
were at least twenty-eight of them 
judging by the number of names on 
the petition, whose innate naive and 
puerile dispositions should not 
render them responsible for their 
attitudes and behaviour, deserve 
every available assistance in 
overcoming their common malady. 

Professor Boughey was not 
expecting anyone to rob a bank, 
murder a police officer or rape 
teenyboppers. After all, deviance 
can imply rule breaking or the 

violation of norms that are not 
subject to legal sanctions or 
overwhelming social disapproval. 
Wearing one brown shoe and one 
black one may constitute deviance. 
Arriving five minutes late for 
lectures may also be considered 
deviant. Or what about refusing to 
flush the toilet at home? These 
actions could be construed as 
relatively innocuous forms of 
deviant behaviour by some 
individuals. But many students in 
SOC. 212 were not perspicuous 
enough to realize this. Boughey is 
endeavoring to emphasize his 
particular philosophy, which I 
personally believe to be valid, that 
in order to fully appreciate the 
implications and ramifications of 
deviant conduct one must indulge in 
this kind of behaviour, whatever 
that is. In other words, until you 
have been labelled deviant as a 
manifestation of social reaction you 
can not really understand what it 
means to be cast in the deviant role. 

The students in SOC. 212 
obviously want to be spoonfed. They 
only want to read and be lectured 
to. They do not want to perform 
field research, no matter how 
elementary the skills required 
might be. Of course maybe that is 
understandable. After all. why 
should sociology be practised 
outside the classroom context 9 
Sociology should not have to enter 
into private lives of the students. I 
mean hell, academic pursuits begin 
and end in the classroom. We can't 
have sociology interfering with life, 
can we? What kind of anus cavities 
are there in SOC. 212? 

I am sure Professor Boughey 
would have offered an alternative to 
the assignment had he been aware 
of the adamant reaction of the 
students. Why couldn't the student 
who drew up the petition have 
discussed her discontent with the 
professor first? Maybe it could have 
been alleviated or at least reduced 
enough to make a petition 
unnecessary! But no. she had to 
have Boughey subjected to the 
interrogation of a review board 
including the principal and the 
deans, not to mention the pressure 
from his colleauges in the sociology 
department who now fear they will 
have to present all of the student 
research requirements for their 
courses to a review board. 
Hopefully, not only for Dr. 
Boughey's sake, but for the sake of 
the many students who know what a 
valuable asset he is to sociology at 
Erindale, his job is not endangered. 


5 8&'2! 9 hell don't you break down 
and buy a locker in the athletic 
locker room and inflict your 
odorous belongings on your fellow 

You can all look now. 

Eau de Vic Tanny is not my 
varourite seasoning. 

TANSTAAFL and goodbye. 


Last week, the Volkswagon 
Company dropped the $30 million 
damage suit against National 
Lampoon after Natl Lampoon Co. 
agreed to withdraw a special 
edition containing the said "coarse, 
insensitive and cruel" advert. But it 
is rumoured that General Motors is 
suing Penthouse for using the body 
of one of their new cars in the 
centrefold against all copyright 
bans. ) 

Our own 
Dr. Wilson: 

(This review is reprinted without 
permission from "Books in 
Canada" Volume 2, Number 4, 
October, 1973. ) 



Saturday Review Press 

cloth $9.95; 336 pages 

reviewed by Richard Lubbock 

response to China is epitomized by 
the chilling arithmetic of Ripley's 
famous Believe It Or Not item, 
headlined "The Marching Chinese". 
The text states that "if all the 
Chinese in the world were to march 
four abreast past a given point they 
would never finish passing, though 
they marched forever and ever!" 
Ripley explains that the yellow 
birthrate would be enough to keep 
the ghastly coolie columns 
marching for all eternity. 

Ripley had cannily rolled up into 
one image three qualities of the 
Chinese people that most 
effectively spook the minds of white 
men. Whites feel intimidated by 
Chinse discipline, they are 
overwhelmed by Chinese 
numerosity. and deep, deep down in 
their arrogant hearts they fear for 
their breed in the face of the yellow 
man's inexorable fecundity. 

Even today, though we have been 
slightly calmed by the Nixonian 
rapprochement with China, the old 
reflexes die hard, and any story is 
to be welcomed that presents a 
sane, balanced view of China to the 
average white Caucasian. 

One of the growing band of 
travellers who have returned from 
China with the material for a book 
is Professor J. Tuzo Wilson, the 
distinguished Canadian 
geophysicist, who was a guest of the 
Chinse government in 1958 and 
again in 1971. The diary of his latest 
journey has been published under 
the odd title Unglazed China. 

Professor Wilson's book poses as 
a j;ool and placid account of his 
three-week visit, but also it cleverly 
contrives to cast many fascinating 
sidelights on realities behind the 
Bamboo Curtain. 

Dr. Wilson has the true reporter's 
gift of noting the significant detail, 
and thereby building a strong 
impression of reality. However, in 
its overall design and purpose the 
book seems to falter. In parts we 
are given a charming travelogue 
and mouth-watering gastronomic 
tour; concealed within this is a 
textbook that could be entitled "An 
Elementary Introduction to the 
Geology of China" ( I now know, for 
the first time in my life, what a 
"Graben" is): and interspersed 
throughout is a grab-bag of 
intelligence miscellanea of little 

continued on P. 5 

November 6, 1973 

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Everything you wanted to know 

about the U of T., but were afraid to ask. 

bv Ronald Swiddle 

Once upon a time, 1/T, Pretty 
little Polly Nomial was strolling 
across a field of vectors, when she 
came to the edge of a singularly 
large matrix. 

Now, Polly was convergent and 
her mother had made it an absolute 
condition that she must never enter 
such an array without her brackets 
on. Polly, however, who had 
changed her variables that morning 
and was feeling particularly badly 
behaved, ignored this on the 
grounds that it was insufficient and 
made her way in among the 
complex elements. Rows and 
columns enveloped her on all sides. 
Quite suddenly, three branches of a 
hyperbole touched her at a single 
point. Tangents approached her 
surface - she became tensor and 
tensor. She oscillated violently, lost 
all sense of directrix and went 
completely divergent. As she 
reached a turning point, she tripped 
over a square root which was 
projecting from the ERF and 
plunged headlong down a steep 
gradient. When she was differential 
once more, she found herself 
apparently in a non-euclidean 

She was being watched, however: 
That smooth operator. Curly Pi, 
was working inner product. As his 
eyes devoured her curvilinear co- 
ordinates, a circular expression 
crossed his face. Was she still 
convergent, he wondered? He 
decided to integrate improperly at 
once. Hearing a vulgar fraction 
behind her, Polly turned round and 
saw Curly Pi approaching her lower 
limit with his power series 
extrapolated. She could see at once 
by his degenerate conic and his 
dissapative terms that he was bent 
on no good. - > 

"Eureka", she gasped. 

"HO! HO," he said, "What a 
symmertric little Polly Nomial you 

are. I see you're absolutely bubbling 
over with sees." 

"Sire," she protested, "keep 
away from me. I haven't got my 
brackets on." 

"Calm yourself, my dear, "said 
our suave operator. 

"I, I," she thought. "Perhaps he's 
homogeneous then?" 

"What order are you?" the brute 

"17," she replied with a blush. 

Curly leered, "I suppose you've 
never been operated on before." 

"Of course- not," Polly replied 
indignently, "I'm absolutely 

"Come, come" said Curly, "let's 
off to a decimal place I know and 
I'll take you to the limit." 

"Never," gasped Polly. 

"EO CLHF," he swore, using the 
vilest oath he knew. His patience 
was gone. Striking her over the 
coefficient with a log until she was 
powerless, Curly removed her 
discontinuities. He stared at her 
significant places, and began 
smoothing her points of inflection. 
Poor Polly, all was up. She felt his 
hand raising her to the 
asy mmpotitic limit. Her 
convergence would soon be gone 

There was no mercy, for Curly 
was a heavy-side operator. He 
integrated by partial fractions. The 
complex beast went all the way 
round and did a contour integration. 
What an indignity. To be multiply 
connected on her first integration. 

When Polly got home that 
evening, her mother noticed that 
she had been truncated in several 
places. But it was too late to 
differentiate now. As the months 
went by, Polly increased 
monatomically. Finally, she 
generated a small, but 
pathologically function which left 
surds all over the place until she 
was driven to distraction. 


continued from p. 4 

interest to anyone except a CIA 
evaluator. For example, what is the 
reader to make of the fact that "We 
also saw an absolute inclinometer 
made by Askania, Bambergwerk 
No. 572144, and an inductor type 
spinner magnetometer"? Is that 
good news, or bad? 

Since Dr. Wilson is a scientist, we 
would expect something definitive 
from him on how science fares 
under the aegis of Marxism- 
Leninism and the Little Red Book of 
Mao. In fact he is restrained and 
cautious on this subject. 

It seems clear from what he says 
that Chinese science has escaped 
ideological atrocities such as the 
Soviet Union's Lysenko bloodbath. 
On the other hand, he reports that 
younger scientists were especially 
handicapped by lack of contact with 
workers from abroad, and because, 
at that time, they were denied 
access to foreign journals by 
"members of revolutionary 
committees who are often rabid 
nationalists and poorly educated". 

Nonetheless, the Chinse leaders 
are taking steps to break out of the 
isolation that has imprisoned the 
Chinese mind since ancient times : 

I quoted Mr. Tien's observation 
that wine was the only thing the 
Chinese had learned from the West, 
but that the West had learned many 
things, like printing, from China. To 
my surprise they heartily 
disagreed. This view might have 
been true a thousand years ago, said 
they, but no longer. 

It would seem to be part of a 
reassuring trend, then, that the 
works of Robert Benchley and 
Stephen Leacock are to be found on 
the library shelves of Peking 
University, and Dr. Wilson relates a 
host of similar trivia and wonders. 

You will learn what it feels like to 
have a Chinese shampoo, and that 
the bathtub in the Peace Hotel, 
Peking, is-stanrped "Shanks 

Victoria Works"; you learn how the 
Chinese count? no millions), and 
how they deal with a visitor who has 
a cold; there are dissertations on 
Chinese shopping, Chinese 
agriculture, and the whole economy 
of the region of Yenan. And not the 
least important, there are 27 
lovingly catalogued menus. 

But in a dry aside, Dr. Wilson 
reminds us that tours such as his 
are all carefully programmed for 
the "Foreign Friend" ; 

The three Finns were there again. 
The traveller in China moves in 
predestinate grooves, and familiar 
forms keep appearing and 
disappearing on their well- 
regulated tracks with the 
suddenness^ of tin ducks in a 
shooting gallery. 

This oblique observation makes the 
point, though Dr. Wilson does not 
dwell on it, that China is a 
regimented country, a closed 
society. Not, perhaps, a police 
state, but undoubtedly a tyranny.- 
Only one flower blossoms in China 

A threat? Dr. Wilson is inclined to 
take the peaceful protestations of 
his hosts at, face value, and he is 
possibly right to do so. But he sets 
gainst that an ambiguous prediction 
that may be read either as a grim 
omen or a token of hope : 

Anything the Japanese have done, 
the Chinese are capable of doing 
eightfold, and it would be the 
greatest folly to underestimate 
their possible achievements during 
the next fifty years. -- 

Politics aside, Unglazed China 

makes amusing, leisurely reading, 
and it is very likely to dissolve 
most, if not all, of your Yellow Peril 

Richard Lubbock is a Toronto 
writer, broadcaster, photographer 
and polymath. ••••••■• 

Dear Doctor "M": 

What and where is Simcoe Hall? 
I've heard many people talk about 
it, but I am unsure as to what it is. 
Please help me. 

Simcoe Hall is situated on King's 
College Circle, right next to 
Convocation Hall. It is primarily 
the administrative building for the 
entire University of Toronto. The 
offices of the President, Provost, 
Vice-presidents, etc. are located 
there, as well as some utilitarian 
services - such as the post office and 
the porter's desk. 

The location of Simcoe Hall is 
ideal from a number of viewpoints. 
It is at the very hub of activity on 
the St. George Campus and within a 
few feet of the buses to the 
suburban campuses. 

The Hall lends itself to 
occupations and sit-ins of various 
types. As it is close to the major 
meeting centres on the St. George 
Campus, it is often the site chosen 
for demonstrations. The 
memorable Library sit-in of 1972, 
was located at Simcoef'Hall. As one 
may suspect, the principle users of 
the building take a very dim view of 
occupations. It could be that, as 
well as the inconvenience caused, 
the occupations are usually 
successful in gaining student goals. 

Dear Doctor "M": 

When I received my receipt from 
the University of Toronto for my 
income tax return, only $570.00 was 
marked down. What about the rest 
of the money which I paid? 

Only the tuition fees are tax 

deductible. Incidental fees are not 
deductible. This year's fees are as 
SAGE; $10.00 
SAC: $14.00 
Hart House: $2.00 
Athletics: $12.00 
Health Service: $12.00. 
The various fees vary from college 
to college and from faculty to 
faculty. Student's fees vary from 
campus to campus as well. The fee 
for Hart House at Erindale is $2.00, 
whereas students on the St. George 
Campus pay somewhere in the 
neighbourhood of $20.00. The fee for 
men's and women's athletics varies 
as well. 

Questions about the University of 
Toronto may be submitted to 
Doctor "M" c o the Erindalian. 


That's right folks, the 
Communications Commission has 
decided to abandon its special 
stamp scheme. A more practical 
alternative was suggested to me 
this past week which basically 
encompasses the idea of removing 
all student bulletins every third 
week and keeping them in the 
S.A.G.E. office for one week before 
their disposal. 

During this one week period, 
students could come in and collect 
their posters and put them up again 
(if they wish to) for another three 
weeks. As the Commission has 
decided to accept this suggestion in 
practice as well as in theory, 
removal of posters will commence 
on November 6, in the Main 
Building, and November 7, in the 
Preliminary Building. Please direct 
all questions and concerns to either 
myself or Ihor Pelech in the 
S.A.G.E. office. 

Thank you, Mark Andrews. 
Communications Commission, 



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An interview with Urjo Kareda 

Interviewed by: Gregg Michael Troy and Neil 

Edited by: Gregg Michael Troy 

Born shortly before the second 
world war in Tallinn Estonia. Urjo 
Kareda moved once before coming 
to Canada in 1949 at the age of five. 

Mr. Kareda holds an honours B.A. 

and MA. from the University of 

Toronto. He has done further 

esearch for his PhD at Cambridge. 

Mr. Kareda has had a variety of 
jxperiences with drama. Working 
first as a theatre critic for the 
Varsity in 1966 and then as a 
freelance writer for the Globe and 
Mail a year later. 

Accepted to the English 
Department at Erindale College in 
1970, Mr. Kareda also became the 
Him critic for the Toronto Star in 
the same year. 

Several months later, and coming 
m on the "heels" of Nathan Cohen, 
Mr. Kareda became the drama 
critic for the Toronto Star. 

Urjo Kareda has also had some 
2xperience as a broadcaster on both 
CBC radio and television, and 
directed Harold Pinter's 
"Landscape and Silence", at the 
Coach House Theatre in 1972. 

The first area of discussion, Mr. 
Kareda, will concern itself with the 
various forms of English 
Literature. By doing this, I would 
like to exemplify their functional 
differences, holding their accepted 
stylized norms as to contrast 
against the functional 
misrepresentations of the art of 

When I mention the name 
Tolstoy, the hearer immediately 
thinks of the novel. 

Mention W. H. Auden. and one 
would associate poetry with him. 

Mention Bernard Shaw, and the 
average person would affiliate 
drama with him. But what happens 
when you mention the title of critic? 
Now perhaps the more prolific 
reader would think of Pope or 
Wilson, but what of the man on the 
street? His image of the critic is no 
longer of association, but one of 
characterization. His direct and 
immediate response is of the 

'Butcher of Broadway". The 
cunning grey haired and stout man 
of about sixty. Or even better, 
Woulke's written description of 
"Justen", a New York critic who 
sat behind his desk after every 
performance, a hideous smile 
playing about the corners of his 
mouth as he typed out the play's 

A. (laughing) I like the hideous 

Q. Obviously, this is not the 
critics desired image of himself, 
nor is it, from an observational 
point, a realistic view, but 
unfortunately this is what a good 
many patrons of the theatre 
believe, and what some authors of 
drama want to believe. 

The question now being, why does 
a critic still have an unrelatable 

image? Is it because critics are 
never able to judge a play in 
relation to a possible goal' 7 Such as, 
a teacher will evaluate a student in 
terms of his academic progression, 
rather than assess him against the 
productivity whole of the class. Or 
is it because critics, have become 
overly aware of their destructive 
power, poisoning what is 
unquestionably in my mind a 
literary talent, and thus further 
alienating the art of criticism. 

A. I think that the analogy you 
draw is probably quite accurate. 
It's invariably a destructive image. 
First of all. the public sees the 
critic as a megalomaniac and then 
as.kind of a monster who basically 
feeds off the theatre and works to 
destroy it. I think this is partly a 
response to certain critics who 
have, in the past, been prominent, 
popular figures. In America, there 
was Walcart. and I suppose in 
Canada we have had Nathan Cohen, 
who really played up the person of 
being a critic and who really 
enjoyed it to an enormous degree, 
and of course, both were identified 
with a certain kind of very severe 
critical attack. Like most 
generalizations, however, I think 
that's a very limited point of view of 
the critic. 

The critics's job is open to a kind 
of focus, and people who go to the 
theatre regularly know who the 
critics are. I always feel very 
watched when I go to a play, 
disliking that greatly. And, as you 
said before, there is a kind of 
universal belief that critics are 
unfair, and this is only because they 
state publically what other people 
keep to themselves. I don't think we 
should pretend that everybody who 
goes to {he theatre enjoys that play. 
"Lots of people dislike the play as 
much as the critic might, but the 
critic makes it into a public thing. I 
believe this is why actors fear or 
dislike critics so much, because it is 
a very public thing. It can be a very 
humiliating thing for the person on 
the other end of that criticism. But 
the other point of view is that I don't 
think that, in spite of what lots of 
people say, that anyone within the 
theatre wants to do away with 
critics because first of all, I never 
go and review a play to which I'm 
not invited. 

And the instances in which a 
critic can be useful for supporting 
plays are countless. I mean there 
are plays which have found their 
public through a critic. 

Q. What about the idea that the 
critic has no public image? They 
are not associated with any form 
within the written arts. 

A. No. Again, there are individual 
critics and every critic develops his 
own personality because day after 
day, five days a week, you're 
expressing a subjective view to an 

experience. The best thing that a 
critic can hope to do in my terms is 
describe what a certain event 
meant for him and how he 
responded to it. You're always 
describing your own responses. 
You're not taking a poll of the 
audiences' interests. You're not 
taking a kind of survey of what 
people might have thought about the 
play. And because it appears under 
your own name, you're expressing 
your own opinion and so that with 
time people get to know certain 
critics. You have to read critics 
fairly constantly. It's to no value 
just reading a review of a single 
production because you really don't 
know the man who has written it. 
You have to become familiar with 
his life and his likes. 

We're all prejudiced in one way or 
another . and there's no way I'm 
going to go around pretending I'm 
impartial. But you have to 
familiarize yourself with a critic so 
he develops a personality and you 
respond to that. It's really quite a 
personal relationship between the 
reader and the critic, if he reads 

Q. What about attacking actors on 
a personal level? I remember 
hearing of one New York critic who 
completely criticized the way a 
particular actress moved and 
dressed. He attacked her shape and 
looks, and he made a personal 
attack on the woman rather than 
constructively criticizing the plav 

A. Yes, well, that's John Simon 
who's always attacking the way 
people look and it's his thing to 
attack unattractive actresses. I 
think that's, in a way .unnecessary. 
I think he's on to a very acute 
psychological point in the fact that 
we react to plays only through the 
actors, they're the medium through 
which we get all our data of a play, 
all our experience of a play. And if 
there, when we respond in very 
different ways to individual people, 
to the way people look, to the way 
people behave, to voices. I mean 
there are certain voices that I can't 
stand hearing. Now usually this 
kind of thing doesn't enter into 
written criticism while John Simon 
has dragged it in. He drags in the 
fact that he couldn't enjoy that play 
because he simply does not like the 
way Maureen Stapleton looked, and 
he thinks that comes between his 
appreciation of the play and the 
play itself. I think it's just as well 
that this sort of thing doesn't come 
in very often. 

Q. In reference to teaching, you 
have what is essentially the written 
work in front of you which totally 
removes visual impact. How does 
criticizing a play that is on the stage 
help you to teach a play in front of 

A. Well teaching plays in a 
literary way is major exercise in 
frustration on some levels . . 
because you're dealing with a fori 
which isn't the intended form. I 
other words, you're looking at 
literary text of something that wa 
written for and in most cases onl; 
for a theatrical performance. But ii 
the same way, I think a student': 
appreciation of studying drama wil 
be intensified by seeing plays. 1 
think from my point of view, the 
fact that I go to the theatre five 
nights a week makes me constantly 
aware and very alive to the 
potentials of the visual components 
of the theatrical event and 
therefore I think I can come back in 
a way to the printed text, although 
it's very frustrating with the sense 
of a free imagination about the 
possibilities of what can happen in 
the theatre. When I studied in 
England I was working with a 
teacher who went to the theatre 
very little and I found it very 
frustrating because she couldn't 
relate the printed page to what was 
actually happening in the living 
theatre . . . and I found that very, 
vey frustrating. 

Q. Have you learned to judge a 
play in relation to it's possible goal? 

A. I believe so, I think on a very 
basic level every play that you go to 
see is potentially a perfect play and 
in evaluating it, or writing a review 
or a response to it, you're 
describing how close it came to it's 
own potential. A good play satisfies 
you on a number of levels, it 
surprises you because it makes you 
realize the potential is even greater 
than you guessed, and incomplete 
works or failed pieces somehow 
have parts missing and you are 
frustrating because they didn't 
touch the basis that one intuites are 
there. I think this happens in two 
ways. Now if I go and see a play 
that I know already, for example, 
"Measure for Measure'' or 
"Hamlet" I have a certain notion of 
what the play is about, what is 
contained in the play. And so in a 
way it's easier to deal with it 
because I'm familiar with it. If I go 
and see a new play, which I mainly 
do given the situation in Toronto 
now, you have to simultaneously see 
the play and try to analize yoyr own 
reactions to whatever might be 
unsatisfying, analize your own 
reactions to what you feel might be 
missing to the kind of potential 
completed play, the perfect play 
that it might be. I think you analize 
everything in its own terms. 

Q. You mentioned that the 
situation in Toronto, now what is 
Toronto's potential as a theatre city 
so to speak? 

A. I think that the potential is 
really unlimited. I'm In a way 
suffering from that at the moment. 
There's such a theatrical boom in 

Toronto. There are seven openings 
some weeks, ten . opening other 
weeks. It's impossible really to 
cover all the new theatre that is 
growing in Toronto. This is 
something that I've found a very 
marked difference from when I 
came back to Toronto in 1970, and 
when I left in 1967, the fact that we 
have suddenly started producing 
new work. When I was second string 
as a drama critic I always got to go 
see someone putting on "Barefoot 
In The Park" which was very 
boring, but now I'm dealing, I would 
say with seventy to eighty percent 
of my time with new work, and that 
is very exciting. I think you feel as a 
critic, first of all that you are 
contributing much more to a kind of 
whole movement, to a growth 
potential, it's much much more 

Q. Would you want to see Toronto 
become something like New York, 
which has a series of plays that are 
put on Broadway for a year or so. 
Do you think that would be good for 

A. No . . . And I don't think that 
will ever happen. At the moment 
the turnover rate is so incredable in 
Toronto that this will never happen. 
The small theatres are so 
concerned will constantly producing 
new works that they can't even stop 
when they have a success. For 
instance the Tarragon Theatre now 
had David French's second play, 
and they could in forms of the 
audience response run it for at least 
six months with no problem at all, 
but they have other commitments. 
That will never happen in Toronto 
because we don't have those kind of 
commercial theatres. I think the 
turnover rate will continue for quite 
a while until we get a theater where 
people transfer successful 
productions and run them for a year 
in Toronto, I think it would be 
marvellous if people got a chance to 
see it as long as we still retain the 
kind of fluidity of our present 

Q. Peter Brook, author of "The 
Empty Space", retells of an 
experience he had while travelling 
with a group of actors throughout 
Europe. He said their ability to 
perform Lear in front of a non- 
English speaking audience was 
remarkable, and that the audiences' 
response was incredible. But when 
the troup performed in the U.S., the 
actors excitement had vanished, 
their acting abilities were in fact 
much lowered. The audience itself 
became bored, and it was noted that 
a good many left the performance 
before it was even finished. 

A. I think that's a particular case 
of Shakespeare, in which Europeans 
simply have a much longer 
tradition of Shakespeare 

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being performed, being studied, 
being responded to than Americans 
do. And I think because Peter Brook 
so much stresses a kind of non- 
verbal expression, a non-verbal 
communication that he would feel 
this very strongly in European 
countries. I mean his King Lear, 
was a series of very powerful stage 
images which you could 
communicate with even though you 
couldn't understand the words, but I 
think there couldn't have been that 
many instances when even in 
Europe, Brook and the Royal 
Sakespearian Company were 
performing Lear to an audience 
which didn't know the play or know 
it at all. Now I know he's trying or 
at least his more recent 
experiments have been to create 
plays with a language nobody 
speaks. He's invented his own 
langugage. This is an attempt as 
well to see what other elements of 
story telling, apart from language, 
apart from dialogue, can be 
integrated into it. I think there is a 
great danger in English-speaking 
audiences of Shakespeare. We're so 
familiar. It's very hard to go to the 
theatre and to hear the "to be or not 
to be" speeches if you're hearing it 
for the first time, I would say it's 
impossible, we know it too well. 
And, then the actor either falls into 
the trick of trying to do it in a way 
that's different, to throw us off our 
guard, or simply having the effect 
of the audience seeing it along with 

Q. What about a piece of drama 
like "Midsummer's Night Dream", 
which Peter Brook did here in 
Toronto. Do you think his version is 
necessarily a good form of theatre. 
Don't you find too much circus in it? 

A. But that's a subjective 
response. I thought it was fantastic. 
I thought it opened up all the plays 
images of the imagination, the 
importance of imagination. The 
important thing about 
"Midsummer's Night Dream" for 
me was how much the audience had 
to contribute to it. You had a play 
with all white sets, with no changes 
of lighting, it was very much like 
the return of the Globe theatre in 
which there were no lighting 
subleties. I thought that a fantastic 
achievement, but I think 
productions like that are very, very 
rare. How many controversial 
Shakespeare productions are there? 
I mean thank heavens. It's become 
such a museum, a factory business, 
the Shakespeare industry, that it's 
exhilarating to have a production 
about which people disagree. 

Q. Concerning the loss of 
traditional styles in the living arts, 
a particular example, the Chinse 
Opera. It's style of performance 
was lost due and during the Cultural 
Revolution in China. Do you think 
particular styles of performing can 
be lost? 

A. I don't think that's happened. I 
think the Chinese Opera is primarily 
a non-verbal drama, it's related to 
music and mind and so on. It's now 
impossible for us to guess what 
''Hamlet'" performed in 
Shakespeare's time could have been 
like. There are actors who certainly 
harkened back, not so much in 
Shakespeare's time, but to the 
nineteen century traditions. But I 
think even now that's becoming an 
automatic response that we're not 
so much interested in. I think we're 
going to need a whole new breed of 
Shakespearean actors to make it 
very vivid for us. And I think 
Brook's actors in the Royal 
Shakespearean Company are 
probably the best group of 
Shakespearean actors in the world, 
approach it in a very new and 
modern way, and I think you have 
to, or otherwise it just becomes a 
fossil out. 

Q Then you're saying that 
traditions involved in performing 
Shakespeare, I.E. the "Kenian 
form," has produced so much 
influence that we can't get out of 
that rut 

A. Well, in a certain way. I mean 
the kind of Keen actor is a very 

austintatious way of acting, it is a 
very flamboyant way of acting. The 
strongest thing I can think of is 
Canadian Actor John Colucus. who 
acts in a very consciousless 
nineteen century way, because it's 
very extroverted, it's simply very 
theatrical. Of course I don't see that 
necessarily as the only way of 
performing Shakespeare, I think the 
fantastic thing about Shakespeare is 
that every age gets to recreate 
Shakespeare in it's own image. 
Peter Hall, for example, has the 
image of Hamlet as being the kind 
of mirror in which we see 
ourselves, well, I think, in a 
broadway that's what Brook did 
with "A Midsummer's Night 
Dream" and with his "Lear". It has 
to be recreated for each generation, 
for each age, for each audience, and 
that's why I think Stratford here is 
in such a dangerous way . . . 
because its still at it's birth, at the 
fifties with Shakespeare. 

Q. Why are so many of the new 
ideas for theatre, the new plays 
which are presents each year, 
fabricated with social fades of their 
or our time? Take Beckett for 
example, do you think that his 
dramatic social presentations will 
be around twenty to twenty-five 
years from now? 

A. I think Beckett will. Some 
plays are so much of their time that 
they in a way are consumed and 
burned up in their time, and that is 
an important function for them, I 
mean that a certain documentary 
drama which deals very specifically 
with given moments in time, given 
situations, there's no reason for 
them to survive. I don't see survival 
as a kind of necessary aspect of a 
play's success. I think Beckett will 

survive, He's survived two and one 
half decades now, I think he'll be 

Q. What about something like 
Jame Reany's "Colors In The 

A. "Colors In The Dark" will be 
around too. I think that the plays 
that may not be around are things 
like, "That Championship Season", 
a good example is John Ausmund's 
"Look Back In Anger" which was 
so much of its time and spoke so 
directly to a particular audience, 
that now, if you revive it at all, you 
can only really revive it 
successfully as a period piece, you 
can only present it as a particular 
view of the 50s. You couldn't 
present it otherwise, else it would 
be disasterous, and it is disasterous 
to present "Look Back In Anger" as 
it were happening in 73. 

Q. Is not the imagery that Reany 
used in "Colors In the Dark" a 
blend of popular taste? 

A. Popular in what sense? That 
it's something from our own 

Q. Look at the poetry of it; ... a 
subjective array of phrase imagery, 
presenting an immediate and direct 
response. Is this not the popular 
style of writing today, and is this 
not what Reany anticipated before 
he wrote it? 

A. You're talking about it as a 
written text, not as a spoken text. I 
mean I wouldn't say that "Colors In 
the Dark" is popular because I don't 
think there's much evidence in 
people* having ever liked it very 

Q. And the style? 

A. Well it's the "COLLAGE" 
style and I think that Reany is a 
very original writer. The way he 

simply lists, lists of names, the 
ways he uses the kind of popular 
mythology of Ontario, of Candians, 
of their background. He puts 
together the Canadian experience in 
a way that I don't think the 
Canadian experience has ever been 
put together before. 

Q. And do you honestly see 
genuine creativity in his work, isn't 
his work more on the lines of a 
non-fiction . . . than of a dramatic 

A. But they're tiny fragments, 
and they're all the elements of myth 
and he is not a naturalistic 
playwrite, he hasn't turned on the 
tape-recorded and recorded what 
he's seen or heard. I think it's an 
extremely stylized form, extremely 

Q. But don't you simply see 
another professor trying to write? 

A. Professors don't write so well. 

Q. What then is the role of drama 
at a university? What do you feel it 
should be? Do you feel it's fulfilling 
any specific need here? 

A. The theatre is a very much 
minority art form. Drama is very 
very difficult to teach, and it's 
really frustrating to try. It's almost 
like trying to teach a film only 
having the screenplay. I mean you 
miss so much of it. I certainly think 
there should be more Drama 
courses available. I certainly 
believe that there should be 
integration between teaching 
drama as a literary text and seeing 
it performed, or watching actors 
performing their art. I think that 
the only way one can make Drama 
come alive, is access to perform 
drama. I don't know if theatre can 
be taught. You can teach a certain 
amount of the practices in it, but I 

don't know how extensively you can 
teach it. 

Q. Out of your Drama classes 
there supposedly comes a 
performance in which the student 
body ignores. Now there must be a 
reason for that. It's certainly not 
because there isn't any advanced 
publicity for it. 

A. To generalize, I think that the 
generation of students now list 
theatre as almost the lowest of their 
priorities of interest. I have gone 
into courses in which I teach drama 
in which two people have ever seen 
a play. Now I don't think theatre has 
lost the younger generation (This 
makes me sound like Mathusalla ) I 
don't think it has lost them because 
I see a lot of them at theatres like 
Tarragon and Theatre Passe 

Q. Is it not your function as a 
critic, as Peter Brook says, to be a 
person who demands originality and 

A. I think that's true. I don't think 
that I could continue being a 
functioning drama critic if I didn't 
somehow make myself believe that 
every time I went to the theatre it 
was going to be a marvellous 
experience. If I got to the state 
when the thoughts of going to the 
theatre five times a week didn't 
excite me, I think I would 
desperately be the wrong person for 
the job. I think I have a feeling for 
drama which is like an addiction, 
I'm drawn back to it, and when I 
was reviewing movies I missed the 
theatre, there's something about 
the experience of live theatre which 
I find irreplaceable. I wish more 
people were tuned to it, or could 
discover it. 

Q. But since the status-quo is so 
rotten (and few can doubt this) 
don't you lose some of that 

A. Yes, it's very difficult 
sometimes to keep energy going . . . 
and there's something very 
demoarlizing if you have five to six 
bad shows in a row, it's very, very 
demoralizing. But in a way the 
process of being a daily drama 
critic helps against that, because 
you go and see a play within an hour 
of the time its over you have written 
about it, and then the process 
consumes itself in a way. the whole 
process is complete, and if it's been 
a bad experience, then you've had 
the kind of release of writing about 
it, you've released it from your 
system. By next day you look at 
your reviews and wonder who wrote 
them, because the pressure is so 
great you have no conscious 
memory of writing the review. 

Q. What was it like to come in on e 
the heels of someone like Nathan 
Cohen, who was considered a good 
critic, a flamboyant critic. It must 
have been a difficult task? 

A. Yes it was difficult and it was 
easy. I had several months to think 
about that, because I did both for a 
couple of months. I'll tell you the 
easy part first, this the fact being, 
that Nathan had established very 
high standards, He had made the 
criticism of drama something 
respectable in Canada and in a way 
it had never had been before. He 
had created an interest in theatre so 
that he had an audience for theatre 
criticism. He had created an 
audience that was used to very high 
theatrical standards. He was a very 
tough critic. The disadvantage of 
course was the fact that he was also 
a kind of huge public figure, a 
popular public figure with a real 
individual personality. The 
difficulty of that arose because I 
have very high standards too and in 
some ways a tough critic. People 
assumed at the beginning that I was 
always trying to immitate Nathan 
because I also had standards. And 
this is a tricky thing because for the 
first while people didn't grant me 
the courtesy of assuming that I had 
standards of my own, and that I was 
somehow taking over for his 

Q. That had to be asked 
really did. 


continued on p. 9 

Page 8 

The Erindalian 

November 6, 1973 



!>\ James Kulhm! 

The film industry has Ingmar 
Bergman and CRIES AND 
WHISPERS, it has Costa-Gravas 
and Z, it has Kubrick and 
has Claude Jutra and 
KAMOURASKA. This country is 
finally beginning' to show some 
polish in its films and the result is 
one of the best pictures I have ever 
seen and definitely the best 
Canadian film I have ever seen. In 
Toronto, where we are being 
introduced to a surprisingly large 
number of home-grow ns 
outstanding film comes, as always 
before, from Quebec and this time 

KAMOURASKA opens with the 
death-bed scene of the husband of 
the French-Canadian woman, 
Elisabeth d'Aulnieres (Genevieve 
Bujold). In an intricately woven 
kaleidoscope of images, Elisabeth 
is taken back to her past where we 
learn the torment that she has lived 

Having been born in the Quebec 
country she is the unwilling subject 
of the restrictions that her family 
and the Catholic church burden her 
with. At sixteen she is married off, 
by her mother, to the wealthy and 
boorish lord of Kamouraska, 
Antoine Tassy. Unable to withstand 
her husband's drunkeness and 
infidelity, she returns with her 
mother and aunts to Sorel. Life 
there proves no better as she leads a 
hellish existence trapped by her 
marriage vows and tortured by her 
contempt for Antoine who lives in 
the same house as she does. The 
emotions and unhappiness that 
Elisabeth feels are finally released 
by her falling in love with a former 
school-mate of Antoine's, Dr. 
George Nelson, a quiet American 
who lives in the same town. 

Antoine refuses to release her and 
the tension builds until Elisabeth is 
begging for the death of her 
George vows to kill Antoine, first by 
entreating Elisabeth's witch-like 
servant girl Aurelie and then finally 
with his own hands. Antoine finally 
dies in the Quebec winter but his 
murder proves to be the ruination of 

Genevieve Bujold. incredible 
Genevieve Bujold has proven 
herself beyond any doubt, an 
actress of tremendous versatility, 
uncanny beauty and unlimited 
talent. She portrays Elisabeth with 
a passion that goes way beyond any 
of her previous films, French or 
English. By this picture she has 
placed herself firmly in the position 
of the leading Canadian actress. 
For this she was awarded the 
Canadian Film Award for best 

The film is set in Quebec during 
summer and winter but this is a 
different Quebec. It is not the 
rugged and healthy Quebec of 
JOURNEY. It is the dreary, church- 
smothered prison of the early 
Quebecois. This is portrayed in the 
bland colours and dull tones that the 
movie is shot in. The snow becomes 
grey and the sky becomes pale and 
the entire landscape becomes as 
hopeless as the characters in it. For 
this and other aspects, it was 
awarded the Canadian Film Award 
for best art direction 

KAMOURASKA is backed by a 
driving believable cast with the 
most exceptional example being 
that of Camille Bernard who 
portrays Antoine's mother. For this 
she won the Canadian Film Award 
for the best supporting actress. 

Add on the special jury prize for 
all round excellence and you have 
one- damn impressive film. It is 
based on the true story as depicted 
in the novel "Kamouraska'' written 
by the noted Canadian authoress 
Mile" Anne Hebert and co-stars 
Richard Jordan and Phillippe 
Leotarde as the other two corners 
of the love triangle. 

It is a powerful film, it is a sad 
film, it is a bittersweet film and it is 
a Canadian film. Although Mile. 
Bujold s politics may be debatable 
her talent definitely is not. Claude 
Jutra has molded a strong and 
believable film out of the Quebec 
earth and has given us a film that, 
at last, can stand with the European 
masters. KAMOURASKA is art. 

Formidable M. Jutra. 

(KAMOURASKA is presently 
playing at Cinecity located at Yonge 
and Charles. As always. Cinecity 
has proven itself the most 
worthwhile filmhouse in Toronto. ) 


Well, here we are again with yet 
another column to let all you folk 
music lovers in on who's playing 
around Toronto this week. Tuesday 
night, that's tonight at Fiddlers 
Green Jim Ringer, a wandering 
country minstrel, is appearing and 
on Friday night a traditional 
English singer coming from 
England (obviously) by the name of 
Frankie Armstrong who is a girl not 
a guy by the way will be playing. 
Phone 489-3001 for further 

Friday and Saturday nights at 
Shier's Mose Scarlet who is 
described as an all round weird guy 
who plays everything from his own 
tunes to traditional and commercial 
folk will be supplying the 
entertainment. The phone number 
there is 469-1608. 

That brings us round to the 
Ri- erboat on Yorkville Ave. This 
wi ek the Riverboat features David 
W if fen. To find out more phone 922- 
6216 and I suggest you phone at 
about ten o'clock at night otherwise 
you will get this very uninformative 
recorded message. 

At Egerton's restaurant Mr. 
Middle of the Road himself Joe 

Mendelson will be delighting the 
ears of his audience with his 
beautifully flowing melodies. 
Phone: 868-0036. 

The Oxford Inn this week offers 
Peter Matheson to whet the palates 
of folk music lovers. He is a well 
travelled singer from either Regina 
or Calgary, the guy on the phone 
wasn't sure. Phone the Oxford Inn 
at 363-0126. 

Last but not least this week we 
have a new contestant in the 
running. Nag's Head at 74 York St. 
is (I believe) a sort of pub. Now, 
there are three stalls: don't ask me 
why they call them stall, wait a 
minute. I get it. See a nag is a horse 
right? So they call them stalls 
because you put a nag's head in a 
stall. Don't you? In anycase I think 
that's extemely clever. At any rate, 
in stall 1 Moonraker, an Irish sing- 
along group will be appearing. In 
stall number two, Mandolin Wind a 
sing-along folk-rock band is slated 
to appear. A. id finally, in stall 3 
are you ready? Nancy Anderson a 
folksinger will be playing. 

Well, that's all for now. We'll see 
you again next week in the 

Genevieve Bujold 

(right) and KAMOURASKA 

un film 


by Harrie Vredenburg 

Saturday evening found me in the 
most unlikely setting for a music 
concert. The New Christy Minstrels 
were performing as part of some 
sort of snowmobile exhibition at the 
Queen Elizabeth Building on the 
C.N.E. grounds. On the stage, there 
was a "snowfashions show", a 
magic show, and the New Christy 

The group, consisting of eight 
young singers accompanying 
themselves on guitars and a string 
bass, sings "urban folk music". 
Some of the numbers performed at 
Saturday's show were Woody 
Guthrie's traditional folk song 
"This Land is Your Land", and a 
Christy Minstrel traditional classic. 
"Mighty Mississippi ". and a 
beautifully presented rendition of 
the blues "God Bless the Child", 
originally recorded by Billy 

The New Christy Minstrels is an 
American folk group with a long 
tradition. The original Christy 
Minstrels were formed back in the 
1890s and the tradition was 
somehow carried on til well into the 
20th century. In 1961, a man named 
Sid Garris decided to revive the old 
tradition and give it a new face and 
outlook with the name New Christy 


Minstrels. With the increasing 
popularity of folk music in the early 
sixties, the group soon rose to a 
considerable degree of fame and 
popularity. They cut several albums 
and performed all over North 
America. As time went on the New 
Christy Minstrels again fell more 
into the background, but they still 
carried on. Members left and new 
members replaced them, but the 
name and the entire tradition and 
image of the group was never lost. 

Presently, the group is 
performing in United States and 
Canada, and have just returned 
from touring Japan and South 
Africa. They perform at everything 
from the big clubs in Las Vegas, to 
concert halls in Texas, to 
snowmobile exhibits in Toronto. 

The group's music, as well as 
their entire mood, is happy or "uj " 
as they themselves term it. They 
are out to entertain with their 
music and to make people enjoy it, 
to make everyone enjoy it. There 
are no anti-Nixon songs, no protest 
songs, because they refuse to offend 
anyone, (speaking to one of the 
members revealed that they had 
gone so far as to cut one song from 
their repertoire rnre ir Canada, 
something anti-Brit sh :> • ut 1814). 

Musically, they also aim at a 
common denominator. Although all 
members have an extensive 
background in music (one is 
working towards a Doctor of Music 
degree) they keep their music 
simple. Their tradition commands 
this. Regardless of one's particular 
tastes in music, anyone claiming to 
like music must appreciate the fine 
voices, and the polished ensemble 
harmonies, if not the entire 
performance package of this group. 

If you like jazz, and you happen to 
have Saturday afternoon free, and 
you feel like drinking free draught, 
you should head for the Humber 
House on Lakeshore. Saturday 
afternoon brings out all the local 
jazz freaks for a giant jazz jam. 
This past Saturday, the bash started 
with the regulars, on drums, piano, 
bass, trumpet (doubling on 
fluglehorni, and tenor sax. By the 
height of the afternoon, the stage 
was crowded with two sax players, 
two brass men, a pianist, a 
drummer, a congo player, and a 
singer - some very talented and 
some not quite so. The full-house 
crowd all jived on the music till 
Saturday afternoon melted into 
Saturday night. 

November 7, 1973 

The Erindalian 

Page 9 


continued from P. 7 

A. The question that had to be 
asked. I also knew Nathan for 
awhile. And I think it was easier 
because I was already writing for 
the Star, I was already working as a 
film critic. I think it would have 
been very difficult to have come in 
from somewhere else. But it wasn't 
an easy decision and it will take a 
long time to grow beyond that 
influence. The other fortunate thing 
that happened was that we had a 
boom in Canadian drama which he 
had seen the beginning of, but 
unfortunately didn't live to be a part 

Q. If you've worked as a film 
critic, then you must have noticed 
the great surge of rich material 
going into cinema. Is this happening 
to theatre now? 

A. I think it is, at least it's 
beginning. One has to begin 
somewhere. The movies have 
become very fashionable, very 
exciting and I will not deny that 
there are certain movies that really 
excite the public consciousness in a 
way that plays very rarely do, but 
then they're very different 
experiences. I- really don't think 
that going to the movies is anything 
like going to see a play. Also the 
fact that the exciting thing about 
reviewing plays in Toronto opposed 
to reviewing movies is that you 
have some personal contact. Now 
that was beginning in films because 
the Canadian film-makers were 
beginning, and you were able to 
meet people and talk with them. 
You had a feeling of participating in 
a creative community, but for the 
most part, the critic was reviewing 
a movie quite removed from the 
source of that movie. And there is 
another thing about films is that 
they are at least, roughly a year 
before the time they reach the 
public and critic so that the original 
impulses are gone. Where as in a 
play, it is put on at the time you are 
seeing it, at the time you are 
reviewing it. It is a much more 
immediate thing. The good things 
about reviewing movies in Toronto 
is that you knew Catherine Hepburn 
didn't run down to the corner to find 
out what you said about her, she's 
off in New York or wherever. 
Whereas the bad thing about 

reviewing plays in Toronto is that 
you are reviewing people who are 
working in Toronto and you know 
very, very clearly that your 
reaction will get some response 
from them. And if it's a negative 
reaction it can hurt them. But that's 
the amount of guilt one must live 

Q. The man on the street strictly 
uses theatre as a pleasurable 
escape. What happens when a critic 
goes to a play? Where does he serve 
his loyalty? Is it to the man on the 
street? Or is it to the theatre 

A. I think you have to define 
pleasure then very loosely. I would 
imagine that people want to be 
stimulated in a certain way, they go 
for the experience of witnessing a 
live performance, of which you 
never get in film. The fact that it is 
an organic experience that's 
happening more than witnessing it. 
And in terms of the critic's loyalty, 
first of all he has to be loyal to 
himself because he must express 
his own opinion so that you don't 
want to go and falsify yourself. Part 
of the discipline of being a critic is 
trying to understand your own 
response, for often you have a very 
confused response or a real "gut" 
response that you then, in the 
process of writing your review, in 
that short period of time you are 
forced to articulate and understand 
your own responses. Perhaps the 
most interesting and most essential 
is that you must come to terms with 
yourself. It isn't a service, you don't 
go running around to the audience, 
"You madame on the street. What 
do you think?" and you don't go 
back to the paper and say, "Well of 
an audience of three hundred, one 
hundred and eight two thought it 
was fair, thirty people were very 
bored and ninety eight had fallen 
asleep. This might be very amusiijg 
too if you could get pollsters to do 
that. The responsibility to the 
theatre is only to the extent that this 
is what I care for, what I'm 
interested in. I don't think you care 
for anything more by having no 
standards. I think that having high 
standards shows that you do care 
because you want the best to 

So you think you have troubles? 

Dear Sirs: 

I am sorry that the present 

condition of my bank account 

makes it impossible for me to send 

a larger cheque. 

My shattered financial situation is 

due to the federal laws, provincial 

laws, municipal laws, corporation 

laws, city laws, sisters-in-law, 

brothers-in-law, mother-in-law and 


Through these laws I am compelled 

to pay business tax y amusement 

tax, head tax, education tax, food 
tax, school tax, war tax, and excise 
tax, even my brains are taxed. 
I am required to get a business 
license, car license, fishing-license, 
hunting license and dog licence. 
I am also expected to contribute to 
every society and organization 
which the genius of man is capable 
of bringing to life, to women's 
relief, the unemployment relief and 
the gold diggers relief, also to every 
hospital and charitable institution 

Q. When you go to review a play, 
do you search for what the common 
play-goer looks for? 

A. No. But I don't believe that 
the "common play-goer" exists as 
such a body either, a group of five 
hundred faceless playgoers who 
when you push a button will respond 
in a certain way. I believe that 
everybody in an audience responds 
to a play subjectively. I'm simply 
paid to make my subjectivity 

Q. But don't you look at things 
like lighting and staging . . . 

A. Of course, I have a greater 
insight in the technique of 
performing a play. I have more 
experience with plays. My 
background in Theatre is greater 
than the average theatre goer. So in 
effect, my response is heightened. 

Q. Could a critic ever become a 
pathmaker for theatre in his 

A. You don't go to the threatre 
as often as I do without desiring to 
tell the public that something is 
going on. 

Q. Shouldn't a critic get more 
involved with theatre. Just by 
simply talking with actors on a 
friendly basis, dropping the social 

A. The social fear is always 
there. These people are in a 
survival game and you can effect 
their survival. One sees lots and lots 
of playwrites, directors and actors 
purely interested in publicizing 
things and I think critics are very 
important as a kind of publicity 
vehicle. It's very difficult to talk to 
actors after an experience of a play 
because they are very defensive 
about it, but usually there's no 
problem meeting actors before. 
Some people just refuse to talk to 
critics and there are certain actors 
I wouldn't want to talk with either. 
You can't become too much part of 
the community because then you 
loose your impartiality and it's very 
difficult for reporters to interview 
performances by people you know 
very well. My recurring nightmare 
is that my best friend writes a play. 
I think it's unrealistic to think of 
critics and directors and actors all 
being very chummy together 
because sooner or later you're going 
to have to make value judgements. 

in the city, including the Red Cross, 
the Green Cross , the black cross, 
the purple cross, and the double 
cross, and to top that off there is a 
tag day every other Saturday when I 
am forced to buy a tag and wear it 
so that I can safely walk along the 

For safety I am required to carry 
life insurance, property insurance, 
liability insurance, burglar 

continued on p. 3 

W.-A.-C Bennett. 

premier ministre 

de la Colombie-bntannique 

Premier Bennett 
o( British Columbia 

Calendar of Events for 


Library System 

Holding on to History 

A series of talks of the history of 
Peel County, organized jointly by 
the Library and Mississauga 
Historical Society. Central Library, 
110 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, 279- 
7002. Alternate Wednesdays - 7:30 
p.m. -Free. 

AND PRESENT, by Joan Rollings, 
of Credit Valley Conservation 


PIONEERS, discussed by Kathleen 
Hicks, Mildred Belleghem, Harry 
Hassall and Jack Price. 
Film tour of Anthropology 
Films about the study of man at: 
Central Library. Every Monday, 
7:30 p.m. 

Nov. 12 Reconstructing history 
' through archaeology. Films: 
Exploring the Unwritten Past, 
Point of Pines, River Kwai 

Nov. 19 Man is both limited and 
expanded by his natural setting, the 
availability of food and the tools 
available. Films: Life near Zero, 
The Hunters. 
Nov. 26 Art and culture. 
Films: Living Stone, Portrait of the 
Artist, Spirit of Stone, Haida Carver 
Kenojuak - Eskimo Artist. 
Salute to Italy 

Movies (in English) about the 
native land of a quarter-million 
Canadians Buon Appetito, Sylvia, 
Alps Italian Style, Treasures of 
Italy, Tuscany and more - Central 
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30p.m. Free. 

Pick up a list of books about Italy, 
books in Italian language, children's 
books about Italy. 

Demonstration by Donna Fargey of 
Hummingbird House, Lakeview 
Library, 1110 Atwater v Ave., 
Mississauga. . 274-5027. Tuesday, 
Nov. 13,2 p.m. Free. 
Transcendental Meditation 
Talk by representative of 
International Meditation Society, 
Burnhamthorpe Library, 1350 
Burnhamthorpe Rd. E., 625-4314, 
Thursday, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. Free. 
Free Music 

Progressive Jazz Quartet - Central 
Library. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. 

Ninety-nine Books By Canadian 

An exhibition by the Independent 
Publishers' Association. Opens 
Nov. 16. Reception Sat., Nov. 17, 
2:30p.m. Free. Central Library. 
Lawyer Maureen Sabia on THE 
MEDICAL CARE. If you are under 
21, under 18, under 16, and you want 
an abortion, a vasectomy, a nose 
bob, to take the pill, or any kind of 
medical treatment, what are your 
rights? your parents' rights? your 
doctor's responsibilities? 
Find out at the Central Library 
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. Free. 
AA - What It's All About 
by a member of Alcoholics 

Burnhamthorpe Library. Thursday, 
Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m. Free. 

The General Store 

Milk, Bread, Orange Juice, Light Bulbs, Garbage 
Bags, Cigarettes Just to mention a few of the 
commodities now available, especially for those in 

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 10:00-5:00 
Sat. 12:00-5:00 

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a/\ivjvji^i 0F TORTURE 

Good Ore 

Do you remember the good ol'e 
days when a fork was a fork, a dog 
was a dog and a lunch was thought 
to be a lunch. Now, new SPACE 
AGE MIRACLES (eith HCL2> has 
changed all the old beliefs and 
concepts. No longer is a spoon a 
coffee stirrer . . . FLASH, use hard 
Barber Shop coloured Plastic 
Flattened straws. 

No longer do you have to strain 
your ears in order to hear an old and 
senile Prof, just plug~1rim up to the 
electricity and it's like having a 
private tutor. 

(with HCL2i will change your life 
friend. Believe you me, it did mine. 

I used to play football at Erindale 
and I thought I could accept 
anything But when I was asked to 
kick a field goal one day through 
goal posts which had been treated 
(with HCL2). I quit. No siree. 
there's no way friends. 

But it can change your life 
friend, try it. It's retailed at all 
General Stores on Erindale 

If you would like to see an 
example of what it can do. just go to 
the Preliminary's Cafeteria in the 
Prelim Bldg. and look outside. 
You'll see the goal posts I quite 
football for. 

Toots McToots 
Trinity IV 


Starting now and continuing 
until Tuesday, Nov. )3th, all 
radio disc-jockeys and anyone 
wishing to join Radio Erindale 
must come to at least one of the 
half hour meetings being held at 
The Radio in Colman House. A 
new time-table is being draen- 
up with time-slots issued on a 
first-come first-served basis. 
All D-J's must attend at least 
one meeting. The Radio's new 
format and policies will be 
discussed. The meetings begin 
each half-hour. The times of the 
meetings are: 

Mondays thru Thursdays 11 AM 
to 2 P.M. 

Fridays: 3 to 5 PM 
Don't forget! Come Soon! 

Declassified Ads 

Tricky Dicky: 

Impeach the American 
people— they want out. 
Uncle Sam hot shot 

Open Note to World Leaders: 

Ban the bomb! 

I hate loud noises! ! 



Buy the Cherry Flavour 

the Dirty Uncle. 


Congratulations on your 
starting to shave— your present 
is with me (H.H.S.) — we 
chipped in for a Lady Schick. 


Is it true that for your beer 
party you're covering all the 
toilets with saran wrap? Leo. 

For the Geographers 
of Erindale from 
an artsie 

Waitress - 

Hawii gentleman, you must be 


Customer - 

Yes Siam, and I cant Rumania here 

long either, Venice lunch ready 9 

Waitress - 

I'll Russia a table what'll you 


Customer - 

Anything at all, but would Jamaica 

little speed. 

Waitress - 

I don't think we can Fiji that fast 

but Alaska. 

Customer - 

Never mind asking anyone, just put 

a Cuba sugar in our Java. 

Waitress - 

Sweden it yourself. I'm only here to 

Customer - 

Denmark our bill and call the 
Bosphorotis. He'll probably Kenya. 
I don't Bolivia know who I am. 

Waitress - 

No and I don't Caribbean you 



Samoa your wisecracks! What's got 
India? Do you think this arguing 
Alps business? 

Customer - 

Canada noise! It's a Spain in the 

neck. Abyssinia! 

New facts on the plight of political 
prisoners in Thieu's jails. 

Recently returned visitors from 
Viet Nam give eye-witness reports 
on South Vietnamese political 
prisoners and discuss : 






Fred Branfman 

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thoa 

Nancy Pocock 

Claire Culhane 

Andrew Brewin 

MODERTTOR: Denis McDermott 



November 6, 1973 

The Erindalian 


Free Skating 

Every Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 
Huron Park Recreation Centre ice 
is reserved for Erindale College 
people. No sticks are allowed, 
however. The van leaves the 
Meeting Place entrance of the Main 
Building and returns in time for you 
to spend several happy hours at the 
great Erindale pub. 

Hacker's Hockey 

Once again the non-interfac, non- 
intermural hockey enthusiasts are 
banding together to play a little of 
Canada's favorite sport on their 
own. Ice time is from 12:15 to 1:15 
very early Friday mornings, (or 
very late Thursday nights). This is 
an informal, fun, unstructured 
format with sticks, gloves, skates 
and helmets being the only 
equipment allowed. Incidentally, 
the Athletic and Recreation people 
are having a super, duper hockey 
helmet sale. Only $1.50 gets you a 
superfine head guard. Now that's 
cheap! So come on down to the A & 
R Office and signup. 

Co-Ed Volleyball 

A co-ed volleyball tournament will 
be held on Wednesday. November 
14th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Teams can be made up of student 
faculty, staff, clubs, residences, 
departments - any combination you 
can think of. However each team 
must have at least 3 female 
members. Entry forms will be 
available in the A&R Office on 
Tuesday. Nov. 6th and must be 
returned by noon on November 13th. 
This tournament is for fun and 
recreation so get a team together 
now. -<" 

On November 15th and 16th 
there will be a Mobile 
Fitness Center, co-sponsored 
by the YMCA and General 
Foods. It provides the 
opportunity to go and learn 
various things as well as 
possibly discover what 
terrible shape you're in. It 
will be conveniently located 
next to the old Phys Ed shed 
should you be interested. 


On Wed. Oct. 30 Etobicoke Chess 
Club came to our College to play a 
match. The outcome was a strong 
win for Erindale. The score was 
(for us) 4 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses, 
and for Etobicoke 2 wins, 4 draws, 4 
losses. In points 6 - 4 for Erindale. 


Board Score Score 

1 Clement 1/2 B. Morenz 1/2 

2 Caspell 1 Gregoroff 

3 Biondie P. Morenz l 

4 Sly 1/2 Rowcliffe 1/2 

5 Halls 1 Willets 
Kent 1/2 Wagner 1/2 

7 Steinberg 1 Sumpter 

8 Strart 1/2 Albin 1/2 

9 Smit ; Usami 

10 Duncan Ratuszony 1 
Our regards to Etobicoke Chess 
Club and their honourable team. 

Philip Clement 
Note: All home matches will be 
played in Rm. 3093 A 

Roy Roger's Riding Academy 

(a division of the Erindale 

Outing Club) 

is presenting an 

afternoon of 


followed by 



SUNDAY, NOV. 18th 

Cost will be minimal 
Ranch within minutes of college 
Register with Mrs. Pearson in 
Rm. 1114 before Fri. Nov. 16th 


WED. NOV. 7th 

4:00 p.m. 





Monday, Oct. 5 
8:30 V-ball 

Wednesday, Oct. 7 
7:30 Women's B-ball 



Thursday, Oct. 8 
8:00 B-ball 



Erin. vs. Forestry 

Hart House 

Erin. vs. PHE IV 


Erin. vs. Scarboro 


Erin. vs. Seneca 



The second official game of the 
curling season was played at 
Humber Highland Curling Club in 
Islington on Friday October 26. . 

Continued enthusiasm for this 
popular sport was displayed once 

again by the excellent attendance of 
all members. 

The following are the team 
standings and the official 
membership for the 1973-74 
Erindale College Curling Club. 


Tom Kennedy 
Brian Olson 
John Ayre 
Glen Hillgren 
Chris Maxwell 
Bryan Tsijiuchi 
Len Konarzvcki 
Gord Clarke 


Bryan Tsijiuchi 
Paul Capuccitti 
Gord Dove 
Diane Arbour 

Team 4 

Brian Olson 
Peter Francis 
Jan Cartledge 
Maureen O'Neill 

Won Lost Tied 













League Pts. 

13 1/2 

10 1/2 
7 1/2 
5 1/2 
4 1/2 


John Ayre 
Jim Watson 
Karen Tamo 
Frances Larin 

Team 5 

Tom Kennedy 
Del Ahneida 
Kent Milford 
Dave Green 

Team 3 

Len Konarzycki 
Mark Gullington 
Gary Zawerbny 
Pat Wood 

Team 6 

Gord Clarke 
Joan Ayre 
Philip Brimacombe 
Jan Webber 

Team 7 

Glen Hillgren 
Maureen Burr 
Blair Thompson 
Mary Ellen Burns 

It should be pointed out that a win 
collects 4 points, and a tie, 2 points. 
1/2 point is scored for each winning 

After the match several members 

Team 8 

Chris Maxwell 
Rob Dove 
Gala Winslow 
Myer Slutsky 

enjoyed supper together followed by 
a dance which is held by the 
Humber Highland Curling Club 
every other week. 

Phil Brimacombe 

Goaler Augustino has been steady all year for the first place 
Warriors. See next week's issue for Loverage of the Championship 
Game Photo by Fred Luke. 


The scoreboard and bowed heads tell it all 

Photo by Peter Smith 

From the Jaws 
of Victory 

Perhaps the most umpleasant 
task which results from covering 
sports is writing a report on a loss. 
There are always the bullshit 
descriptions which can be used- 
biased rets, lucked out plays by the 
other team and the usual nonsense. 
You can shout "we wuz robbed" til 
you croad. but the fact of the matter 
still remains that you lost. 

As you have guesseed by now. 
sports fans, the Erindale Warriors 
lost to Sheridan College last 
October 30. The score? 75-65. 

It was a game which the Warriors 
should have won. Early in the first 
quarter Erindale established a 
shaky lead which they maintained 
until some point in the third 

The half-time score, 38-33 
indicated how close the game was. 
The big strong forwards from 
Sheridan controlled a major part of 
the play underneath the boards, 
although the Erindale side put up a 
tough fight, for a while. 

Erindale's defeat was made in - 
the second half. Joe Spagnuolo the 
floor leader for the Erindale squad 
was benched shortly after the start 
of the third quarter. The reason was 
his apparent attempt to win the 
game by himself. An attitude and 
philosophy not encouraged by 

Coaches Mike Lavelle and Dave 
Crichton. The Erindale attack 
lacked the key man. 

The brighter moments of the 
game were provided by Greg 
Keeping who was aggressive on 
both offense and defense. Although 
they were outweighed and or 
outsized, Budd Stewart, Ed 
Pimental and Ted Stitski made the 
Erindale effort under the boards. 

Unfortunately. Erindale 
accumulated a large number of 
fouls throughout the game. 21 of 
Sheridan's 75 points were earned at 
foul line. 

The scoring was as follows. 
Erindale Sheridan 
Joe Spagnuolo 15 

Greg Keeping 8 

Budd Stewart 2 

Ed Primental 14 

Lome Morrow 2 

Phil Walker 2 

Pete McCarter 4 

Bob Winter 6 

Carlos Medal 2 

Dom Natalie 

Ted Stitsky 10 

November 5th will see the 
Warriors scrimmaging at 
MixMaster University. The next 
game will be on November 8th at 
Seneca College. The date to keep in 
mind is November the 16, the first 
home basketball game for Erindale. 

Vo Spegnolo sets before sinking free throw in Sheridan game 
Photo Peter Smith 



The Lacrosse Warriors have fared admirably well in interfaculty 

competition this year, despite a team that is comprised almost solely Can you fill thses uniforms? If so apply to the gymnastics club or the 

of rookies pho|ocredJtc Q D k _ sportseditor,either will beglad toseeyou. 

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The Erindalian 

November 6, 1973 



by Tom MaJoney 

Once again readers, it's tidbit time, (you'll notice, perceptive readers, 
that I did not utilize a beginning one-word sentence this week. ) 

In the exclusive interview with athletic director Dave Crichton in the 
second issue, he invited any sort of ideas for intramural programs, 
provided, of course, that they were reasonable and would attract decent 
support. Well, Leo Upenieks has volunteered an idea that would certainly 
fulfill the latter condition, but I'm not sure about the "reasonable" part. 
Leo wants to form a "Boat-racing Club". For those commoners not 
familier with the university jargon, "boat-racing" is otherwise known as 
"chug-a-lug". Leo's tentative schedule place matches on Friday nights at 
The Watering Hole or Murphy's (he's not prejudiced! with "practices" 
slated for Wednesday afternoons. Apparently, cots will be set aside on 
Fridays in the Colman House, but practice participants will have to rely on 
their own homes for recuperation. Leo also expressed an interest in 
financial help from SAGE, but he is somewhat dubious about his chances (I 
share his scepticism, by the way i. Should the club fail in its endeavours to 
get off the ground, so to speak, Leo is apparently quite willing to accept any 
private challenges. 

Before venturing any further I should like to apologize for last week's 
terrible sports section. When I left the newspaper office on Friday, the 
section consisted of two pages and incorporated news concerning every 
aspect of sports at Erindale. When I saw it on Tuesday I, ah, expressed my 
dissatisfaction quite vociferously, particularly after viewing a basketball 
picture with a football story beneath it. Apparently, the massacre was due 
to a variety of people, all responsible for trimming the section down to a 
page and a half for some screwy reason. At any rate, I will try to ascertain 
that such a farce does not occur again. 

The volleyball Warriors are rolling along in the interfaculty league, 
which does not seem to surprise anyone. Ludis Habs, the player-coach, is 
the prime example as he states, quite matter-of-factly. "We are just too 
powerful". That is probably true, but there are several adages in the sport 
world which warn against over-confidence. Two weeks ago, further 
evidence was nearly attributed to these adages as the Warriors barely 
squeaked by the Meds, whose strength can only be measured in terms of 
weaknesses. Last Wednesday, over-confidence was again the general 
attitude but the opponents were so hapless that even the "hot-dogging" 
exhibition near the end of the match had no relative bearing on the score. 
Perhaps, since the Warriors are so "powerful", it is time to experiment 
with community colleges or other such teams whose experience is not 
limited to inter-faculty league play. Competition would then illicit the true 
talent of these players, in lieu of the masquerade that is currently being 

Here is some motivation for those enrolled in the karate club who would 
like to implement their talents and perhaps make a little cash on the side. 
In St. Petersburg, a certain lady was faced with the dilemna of destroying 


Warriors score 

big win 
in season opener 

Erindale's interfaculty hockey 
team opened their season by 
beating Law impressively 9-6 at 
Varsity Arena last Tuesday. John 
Hurley had to be the hero of the 
night as he scored 4 goals at times 
most beneficial to the team. 

Every one got in on the scoring as 
Tim Sloan and Rob Lewczuck 
scored 2. while Wayne Hammel and 
Bill Tutkaluck rounded out the 

The score was very indicative of 
the play. Where the small Varsity 
ice surface was involved the play 
became very scrappy. It ended up 
purely as an offensive battle: the 
winner only needing to outshoot the 

Erindale started out slowly, 
getting down 3-1 before the first 
period ended. Coach Don Bryck's 
conditioning paid off in the second 
period however, as the Warriors 
outscored Law 8-3. "We (the 
Warriors) didn't start the way I 
wanted to but we ended great," was 
Coach Bryck's comment after the 
game. "We started the game with 9 
new rookies who were nervous in 
their first game." When asked what 
he would emphasize in practice 
Coach Bryck replied "skating and 
defence ". 

The lack of defensive strength 
was very evident in the first half of 

the game as Law forwards were 
continually being left alone to skate 
right in on goal. This problem was 
partly responsible for the early 
deficit. The players didn't seem to 
work together as several times the 
defence was caught out of position 
and the forwards failed to cover up. 

Fortunately the Warriors 
overcame their early mistakes to 
put things together and display a 
fine second period scoring punch. 

The criticism may seem a little 
unjust so early in the season, but 
with a solid defence Erindale will 
have a top team. 

Erindale's defence improved last 
Thursday as the Warriors tied St. 
Mike's 0-0. One other point was 
made in that game; the Warriors 
can skate with the best, St. Mike's 
being last year's league winner. 
Doug Mackay stood out in the nets 
for Erindale as he stopped about 
twice as many shots as his counter 
part at the other end of the ice. The 
game was a rough one and both 
teams had a man in the penalty box 
for most of the game. In their 
second game it appears this year's 
edition of the Warriors is going to 
be rough and very offensively 

Bob Wallace 

hercondemnedgarage without having to pay a wrecking crew. Struck with 
a brilliant whim, she called the local karate school and offered them the 
opportunity to practice on her garage. So as a result, fifth members from 
the school, armed only with a couple of cases of beer, levelled the garage in 
such an efficient manner as to arouse the jealousies of a wrecking crew. 
One slight drawback : the lady must hire a clean-up crew to clear the mess. 

To those who have been eagerly awaiting to display their talents on the 
squash courts, I can only feel sorry for you. Apparently, the squash courts, 
which were supposed to be ready for the beginning of school were actually 
finished, short of the menial task of painting, last May. However, a slight 
flaw in the floor structure was detected in September, which has obviously 
gone without sufficient reparations as yet. Who is responsible - does anyone 
ever know? 

The women's basketball teams have finally attained their wishes, i.e to 
have a number of interfaculty games played at Erindale. There has only 
been one slight drawback as yet: the competition has failed to show up with 
alarming consistency. Prejudicial conjecture states that the other teams 
fear Erindale's prowess, but logic seems to reject this theory. Maybe 
Erindale should construct a neon sign or something which facilitate the 
competition's evident problem of finding the place. 

In mens basketball, the Warriors have assumed the role of pioneers. 
That's right, an Erindale team has finally broken what is becoming the 
traditional mode of interfaculty play. So far. they are competing 
admirably well against such schools as George Brown I who defeated U of 
T last week). Wilfred Laurier. Sheridan, McMaster. and Humber College. 
The fast break, upon which the offensive power rests, is beginning to 
develop quite consistently with Joe Spegnolo leading the lightning attack 
designed to throw the competition into a spellbound state of panic. Coach 
Mike Lavelle has noted a marked improvement in all players since the 
beginning of practices in October, and expects to convincingly defeat, and 
thereby shock, opponents the second time around. The squad is fast 
approaching solidification and promises to be a worthy representative of 
Erindale Go see for yourself at the first home game. 


Apparently conversation amongst various officials has concerned the 
erection of a vast athletic complex on the Erindale campus. Under the 
deal, Erindale would donate the land to the city of Mississauga. which then 
would assume the costs of building the complex. It will probably include an 
all-weather football field with a complementing track, a double hockey 
rink, and a gym with suitable seating capacity for basketball, volleyball, 
and other such sports. Don't tell anybody, though, - it's only hearsay. 

There will be a Mobile Fitness Centre, which is co-sponsered by the 
YMCA and General Goods (?) at Erindale on November 15 and 16. It will be 
situated next to the former Phys Ed shed and everyone is welcome to 
either learn or be tested in order to discover the terrible shape that you're 
in (sounds somewhat like a Wonderbra commercial i. 

Congratulations to the soccer squad for winning the interface 
championship. This is yet another first for Erindale. 

Both lines set to unleash aggressiveness in last Thursday's final 

Photo by Alex Vezer 


After convincing victories by 
Krugies Thweeties and the Polish 
Sausages in the semi-finals, the 
scene was set for last Thursday's 
championship game. The weather 
factors were set dead against the 
players, as it was "too damn cold" 
and besides that, the rain-sloshed 
field was a mess. However, both 
sides being determined to capture 
this infamous championship, the 
game was started. As expected the 
Thweeties, despite the implications 
of their name, managed to defeat 
the out-classed challengers by a 
score of 20-3, but this, of course, 
does not relate the closeness of the 
game. Because of the field 
conditions, the mode of play was 
limited to a generally aggressive 
offensive stagnation, highlighted by 
comical attempts at punting the wet 
football on third down. 

The Thweeties scoring came as a 
result of spurt plays, including a 
quick lick which was recovered in 
the end zone by "the guy in the 
yellow socks" (I tried to get his 

name, honestly ) an uneventful fifty 
yard sprint along the sidelines to 
Rob-Evans, and a bomb to Davidson 
which set up a two yard dive for a 
TD.. The Sausages, through some 
secret and devious means, managed 
to boot a field goal for their only 

In the closing minute of action, 
the mean-hearted and resentful 
Sausages preceived that a couple of 
Thweeties had retained their 
original DRY uniforms. They, of 
course, immediately proceeded to 
rectify this situation with gang- 
tackling occurring at any nearby 
puddle. The referees, of course, 
didn't see anything (in fine 
tradition ) so the game climaxed on 
a generally contented note of 
satisfaction. Scott and Keith (who 
wanted their names in the paper) 
led the barrage to the pub, which 
led merely to an increase of 
satisfaction. Congrats, everybody, 
on a successful year. 

- Tom M. 


- Scott Day 

After much diligent work this past 
week I came up with some facts and 
information on the Varsity Blues 
swim team that will interest you. 

I received information on the 
upcoming meets that we will be 
swimming and got a personal 
interview with the coach of the 
Varsity swim team. Robin 

I asked Robin if he would give me 
some highlights of his swimming 
career but unfortunately Robin felt 
if he gave out information on how he 
swam and gave an account of his 
records, that some team members 
wouldn't appreciate it. When asked 
to explain he said. "I once had a 
swimmer on my team and I raced 
him in the pool. When I beat him it 
was an upset and a great let down 
on his confidence." I did find out 
though that for some years Robin 
held the U of T record for the 200 
yard freestyle event. In 1970 he was 
the World Student Games coach and 
in 1972 he was elected Coach of the 
Year by the CIAU (Canadian 
Intercollegiate Athletic Union). If 
that wasn't enough to be proud of. 
he topped it off by becoming the 
manager of the World Student 
Games this year. 

Robin has been coaching at U of T 
for 6 years now and since then the 
Blues have won 5 CIAU 
championships and 6 OUAA 
championships (Ontario 
Universities Athleic Association!. 
Not a bad record at all. 

Popping another question at him, I 
asked him what he thought of the 
team this year, how well he thought 
we could do? "We can't lose!" he 
said. "It's not that our team is in 
that good shape yet, it's just that 
the other universities aren't good 
enough." The University of Toronto 
has won the OUAA championships 
thirteen years consecutively from 
1961 - 1973 and the CIAU 
championships seven years. 

Now that the cut has been made, 
the 1973 - 74 team has been chosen. 
The swimmers who will represent 
you at the meets are as follows: 
Jim Adams Shawn Laari 

Randy Bissett Dve Wilkin 

Bill Chisholm 
Dave Chutter 
Scott Day 
Russ Farquhar 
Rob Goldberg 
Mike Guinness 
Mike Hibbert 
Neil Jones 

Dave McKinstry 
Jay Steele 
John Sebben 
Greg Vanular 
Dave Schappert 
John Ruderman 
Nick Rottman 
Lance Aho 

Watch for these names in this 
column as we tear up the water at 
our first meet against Waterloo on 
November 9. It will be at Hart 
House and the cheering is always 
appreciated. For some of these 
swimmers this isn't their first year 
on the team. In 1970, three 
swimmers were chosen out of ten in 
Ontario from the U of T swim team 
to go to Turin, Italy, for the World 
Student Games. Mike Guinness was 
one of them. In 1973 Shawn Laari 
and Jim Adams were sent to the 
World Student Games in Moscow. 
It's interesting to note that most of 
us on the team have swum 
competitively for some years now. I 
along with Shawn Laari and Dave 
Wilkin swam with the Etobicoke 
swim club under the head coach 
Gaye Stratten. Gaye held the 
Canadian record for the 100 and 200 
yd. backstroke for a few years and 
he was sent to Tokyo for the World 
Student Games in 1967. He placed 
7th in the 200m. backstroke. Gaye 
was at the time swimming under 
Robin Campbell. 

Swimming is becoming more and 
more of a popular sport. Until 
recently people heard next to 
nothing of the sport but now it is 
being publicized in many large 
papers. The U of T swim team has 
had Canadian record holders and 
champions for 20 years, is 
producing them now and in future.